What is online gestalt therapy and how can it help you?
Benefits of working online
Working online gives you the opportunity to access support at a time and in a place which is convenient to you. It also gives you the option of whether you want to do face to face work via webcam or work voice-only.
Gestalt psychotherapy offers a way to work through difficulties, get to know yourself, and experience care and empathy, we can work with issues in many similar ways to face to face gestalt therapy, which you can find out more about here.
There are also some things which can be explored differently online, compared with face to face work:
Exploring life online and offline
As we are living more of our lives on online platforms, online therapy also offers an opportunity to explore your online life as well as your life offline, and whether being online makes a difference to how you feel and interact.
Depending on your interest, we can work by talking, by looking at dreams, or exploring movement and your embodied experience to support you to live a vibrant fulfilling life with meaningful connections.
Working with embodiment online
It may seem like there is limited room to explore movement or embodied experiences online, however, it opens up a realm of opportunities not available in person. If you are interested in body work, you can explore how you feel and move and live in your own home environment. You can also explore how you feel and move when engaging with technology, sometimes there can be a tendency to shut down and ignore our bodily senses when online.
Online therapy can open up an exploration of how to be more present and hot to feel more alive when online. Conversely maybe you feel more alive online, we can take that as a starting point to consider how you might develop more of this offline.
Guidelines to help maintain your privacy for sessions:
It is important that you consider privacy when receiving counselling online. To help ensure this it is very important you have a place where you will not be disturbed, where others cannot view your phone or laptop screen, and you can’t be overheard.
Ways of protecting your privacy include: leaving the device you access your counselling from secured and password protected and not sharing your password with others.
You can also delete any email exchanges between us or texts after you have accessed them, to help maintain privacy.
The cost is £55 per session.